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Porcelain Veneers Gone Bad

Posted Sep 07 2008 7:57pm

Helena Green is a top beauty writer in London and eight weeks ago she went to one of the best cosmetic dentists to get porcelain veneers on her upper teeth. The new smile cost her over $18,000. She regrets this decision immensely.

Now she is in constant pain after having her upper teeth shaved down and getting porcelain veneers (which are too large for her mouth).

The veneers the dentist fitted were significantly longer than my own teeth (something we hadn't discussed and I didn't want) and suddenly I had a lot of porcelain clanging around in my mouth, which made the pain worse.

She was told by a second dentist that the veneers were too big and that my bite had been adversely affected - there was no contact between upper and lower teeth when I bit down, causing the jaw pain.

I also learnt that because I grind my teeth...I was not an ideal candidate for veneers. I was told I would have to get my bite corrected before my dentist could assess whether I needed root canal treatment.

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